Reps. Moore, Adams, Kuster, Speier, and Dingell sign joint letter: Congressional survivors demand Senate Leadership to postpone Kavanaugh vote

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Libbie Wilcox (Moore)
Brendien Mitchell (Adams)
Nick Brown (Kuster)
Tracy Manzer (Speier)
Maggie Rousseau (Dingell)

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Ann Kuster (NH-02), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter as survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse to President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that the Senate postpone scheduled confirmation votes for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in light of recent allegations of sexual assault. The members also condemn the remarks made by President Trump, Majority Leader McConnell, and other elected officials smearing and trivializing the experiences of victims of sexual assault and abuse.

In part, the letter reads, “As victims of domestic and sexual assault, we write to express our deepest concerns regarding your actions and various statements on the serious allegations that have been raised concerning  Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his possible elevation to the highest court in the country… We further request fair and impartial consideration of Dr. Ford’s testimony, proper balancing of her story with Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony, and the postponement of any votes on Kavanaugh until all allegations have been properly investigated.”

Full text of the letter below and here.

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